The Skiff: Digital IssuesThe Skiff: Nov. 19, 2020By Alexandra Lang – November 19, 2020 1287 The Skiff Graduation Issue: April 22, 2021 A fox’s tail: the story of TCU’s campus foxes RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR ReddIt Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Facebook Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Alexandra Lang Facebook The Skiff: April 15, 2021 Life in Fort Worth Linkedin The Skiff: April 8, 2021 ReddIt Welcome TCU Class of 2025 + posts The Skiff: April 1, 2021 Alexandra Langhttps://www.tcu360.com/author/alexandra-lang/ Twitter Previous articleAdversity overcome: TCU legend Desmond Bane headed to Grizzlies via 30th pick of 2020 NBA DraftNext articleHoroscope: November 19, 2020 Alexandra Lang Linkedin printVol. 119, Issue 14: Early applications rise despite COVID-19Also: Carter Hosts adjust to changes brought on by COVID-19, minority students talk about electionsFailed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more info Twitter Alexandra Lang is a Journalism and Political Science double major from San Antonio, Texas. She has worked for TCU360 since her freshman year, and she is currently the Executive Editor of The Skiff.
News ChadAfrica December 1, 2020 Find out more October 7, 2020 Find out more News Many historic publications threatened with closure in Chad Receive email alerts Help by sharing this information RSF_en Chadian radio stations on strike in protest against violent raid The N’Djamena state prosecutor decided yesterday to drop all charges against Djekouninga Kaoutar Lazare, the manager of privately-owned radio FM Liberté, in the absence of any plaintiffs or complaints against him. Lazare was arrested on 16 January on a charge of disseminating false reports.FM Liberté, which was closed by the police the same day as Lazare’s arrest, is not yet back on the air. But his lawyers plan to submit a request to the prosecutor for the station to be allowed to resume operating.—————-18.01.08 – Detained radio station manager granted provisional releaseRadio FM Liberté manager Djekourninga Kaoutar Lazar was released provisionally this afternoon, two days after his arrest on a charge of “disseminating a false report.” He is due to appear before a court in N’Djamena on 21 January. FM Liberté, which was closed by the police on 16 January, has still not been given permission to resume broadcasting.————–17.01.08 – Police close down N’Djamena radio station, arrest managerReporters Without Borders calls on the Chadian authorities to explain why the police yesterday raided privately-owned radio FM Liberté in N’Djamena, closed it down and arrested its manager, Djekourninga Kaoutar Lazar.“A raid on a respected radio station, its arbitrary closure and the arrest of its manager are methods one uses with gangsters,” the press freedom organisation said. “It is not a crime to express an opinion that does not concur with government policy. On the contrary, it is the press and public’s inalienable right. The government should act with restraint, even in a period of crisis, and should provide the public with an explanation for this show of force.”Some 15 policemen stormed into FM Liberté’s studios at 5:45 p.m. yesterday and asked to see Lazar. When told he was not there, they asked if they could inspect all the news programmes that had been broadcast since the start of the week. Editorial coordinator Madji Madji Odjitan refused, saying this was the job of the High Council for Communication (HCC).In response, the police closed down the station and arrested Odjitan, taking him to the headquarters of the criminal investigation department. He was freed a few hours later after Lazar turned himself in. Lazar is still being held at the headquarters of the criminal investigation department in N’Djamena. The government has not given an official explanation for his arrest.Government supporters have been staging demonstrations for the past few weeks in protest against what they call the “Sudanese aggression that is being prepared in the east of the country.” Opposition representatives have on several occasions criticised these demonstrations as “hypocritical” on FM Liberté. News November 27, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Chad Reports Organisation January 22, 2008 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Prosecutor drops charges against N’Djamena radio station manager to go further The 2020 pandemic has challenged press freedom in Africa ChadAfrica
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But yesterday, the former German defender inspected the newly-renovated Ahmadu Bello Stadium, Kaduna to find out if suitable for the Match-day 3 fixture against Libya.Rohr checked out the facilities at the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in company with NFF’s 2nd Vice President/LMC Chairman, Mallam Shehu Dikko and Super Eagles’ Team Administrator, Dayo Enebi Achor.Before the trip to Kaduna, NFF officials were also contemplating the newly completed Stephen Keshi Stadium in Asaba as an alternative venue for the Super Eagles in their quests to return to the summit of African football scheduled to hold in Cameroon next year.The Asaba Stadium hosted the recently concluded African Senior Athletics Championship in the Delta State capital with South Africa running away the unassailable champions.Both the Adokiye Amiesimaka Stadium in Port Harcourt and the Uyo International Stadium in Akwa Ibom were also other options, having hosted Eagles during the run-in to Russia 2018.Meanwhile, NFF’s Communication Director, Ademola Olajire, has confirmed that Rohr will on Friday release his list of invited players for the away clash with Seychelles.After hosting Libya on 10th October, the three-time African champions will play away to the Knights three days later, before flying to South Africa for the return fixture against the Bafana Bafana on 17th November.The last match of the series will see the Eagles hosting Seychelles on 22nd March 2019.In the opener to the series in June 2017, the Eagles lost 0-2 to the Bafana Bafana in Uyo.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaNigeria’s Franco-German Coach, Gernot Rohr, who arrived Nigeria on Tuesday evening from his extended holiday after Eagles crashed out of the 2018 World Cup in Russia, has taken his search for a quality playing turf to the Ahmadu Bello Stadium in Kaduna.Nigeria will resume the qualifying series of the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations next month away to Seychelles before returning home to find a way to ameliorate the opening Match-day 1 loss to South Africa in Uyo.
By Liz SheehanSEA BRIGHT – A plan to pay for the rebuilding of the borough’s buildings destroyed by Super Storm Sandy, including the firehouse, police department, library and beach facility, may be in jeopardy.At the May 17 Borough Council meeting, Mayor Dina Long voted three times to break the ties on the 3-3 council votes, so that three bond issue ordinances could be introduced and presented for public hearing at the June 1 council meeting.But passage of the bonds requires that not less than two-thirds of the council approve them after the June 1 public hearing. These would mean four votes of approval from the six-member council.On Tuesday, only three members of six voted to introduce the bond ordinance and public hearing. Members Jack Keeler, Peggy Bills and John Lamia Jr., voted against introducing the bill. Members Charles Rooney III, Bryan Kelly and Marc Leckstein voted for it.Lamia said Wednesday that he was meeting with the Borough Administrator JosephVerruni the next day to discuss the details of the plans for the projects the bond issue would finance. “I didn’t have enough information yesterday,” he said, since a planned session on the issue was not held.Drawings show plans for the library and the beach facility.“This is the biggest expense that Sea Bright has ever had,” Lamia said. “It’s going to affect our future.” He said that the bonds would be a heavy debt to place on a town with 1,200 residents.He said that Keeler had researched projects in other towns and found some that would be less costly than what was planned for the borough.Lamia said the council members were told that the bonds would have an effect on the interest rate on future borrowing, making the rates increase.He said the time between Tuesday’s vote and the June 1 public hearing would give him time to learn more about the proposed bonds and the project.“I am still on the fence” about supporting the bond issue, he said.Keeler and Bills could not be reached for comment on the bond issue.“I don’t know if this town will get this opportunity again,” Rooney said, referring to the funds that would come from FEMA to replace the buildings lost in Sandy.He said voting for the bonds “was the biggest vote” council members would ever make.“We need these buildings,” he said.“Why are you telling us now?” he asked of the council members who voted against the introduction of the bond issues. “Where have you been for the last two years?” he asked, while the plans were being formed for the replacement of the lost buildings. “It’s very, very upsetting,” he said.Rooney questioned what “Plan B” was for the council members who voted not to introduce the bonds.None of the council members gave a reason for their votes on the matter at the meeting.Rooney said that the town had not increased taxes since Sandy.The increase in taxes projected for the bonds is 2 cents per $100 of assessed value, according to a presentation on the bonds made by Kelly at a previous council meeting.The bond issues include an issue with a principal of $3,942,500 to be used for the construction of a Municipal Complex, for police, fire and emergency use. This facility will also be financed by “$2,750,000, expected to be received as a grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency,” and $1,000,000 from insurance.The second bond issue would be for a principal of $1,486,750 to construct a beach facility with $1,450,000 expected to be received from FEMA and $185,000 from insurance for the construction of the building.The third bond would be for $332,500 for the construction of a community center which would also be financed by an expected $900,000 from FEMA and $150,000 from insurance.The borough is also counting on revenues from its new metered parking system and the end of the requirement to lease facilities to replace those lost as a result of Sandy to pay for the bond issues.
By Laura D.C. Kolnoski |FORT MONMOUTH – Six former Army barracks buildings in Eatontown will be converted into a diverse arts community following approval last month of a purchase agreement between the Fort Monmouth Economic Revitalization Authority (FMERA) and Red Bank businessman and arts patron Kenneth Schwartz. The as-yet-unnamed cultural center will host artists, sculptors, gallery and studio space, dance and music classes, and performances. It will also have short-term residences for artists working there.“It’s a commercial enterprise with art-centric endeavors,” said Schwartz, who paid $200,000 for the six 1942 box-like structures on 4.4 acres in need of repairs, updates, and renovations. He will also take possession of the adjacent 2-acre Soldiers Park which must be maintained in perpetuity. Schwartz plans to turn that into a sculpture park featuring works by American and international artists. The park will be visible from vehicles driving on Route 537 (Avenue of Memories) with parking for those who choose to walk through it.The buildings were originally slated for demolition until Schwartz approached FMERA officials with his “outside the box” plan based on similar arts communities he saw around the world. Bruce Steadman, FMERA executive director, said that while they did not initially envision such a use for the barracks, they found Schwartz’s proposal worthy of consideration.The new culture and entertainment hub will join Schwartz’s Detour Gallery opened on Clay Street in Red Bank last year, and a renovated former stair factory nearing completion on that borough’s Drs. James Parker Boulevard that will be used for art storage, framing services, and offices.Closing on the fort property is expected within six months. In the meantime, Schwartz and his team will go before Eatontown officials seeking design approval and building permits. The residential units intended for working artists have a limited occupation term of 30 days with a renewal option to a maximum of six months. One manager and 12 resident artist jobs will be created.Courtesy Detour Gallery“The buildings need a lot of work,” said Schwartz. “I want the buildings themselves to look like art so they will have murals on them.” All six roofs will be replaced and plumbing, electrical, and HVAC will be modernized. New lighting will be added. Structural work includes adding rooms for the various new activities occurring there. The public will be able to view artists at work in open studios and peruse completed works in galleries. Applications are already being taken for studio space, Schwartz said.“It will be Woodstock without the pot,” he joked. “I lived in that era. I want this place to have that vibe as well as a new vibe. I’m not an artist but I create for other people and want to assist artists and enhance the arts, not add any more businesses to my business. Creative people of any age can come, work, and be around other like-minded individuals to have a synergistic effect.” Schwartz, an arts and antiques collector for over 40 years is primarily known for his ownership of the area’s World Auto Group dealerships and a restaurant/bar in Keyport. He is also founder of the Fidelis Charitable Foundation.“Some of the soldiers stationed at the fort were my customers at the auto dealerships,” he said. “When Fort Monmouth closed it was like a cold wind came through the area, generating a lot of nervousness. I was raised here and wanted to do this project.”According to FMERA rules, construction must begin no later than 45 days after closing and be completed within 12 months. Schwartz is expected to invest a minimum of $500,000 to complete the project. He recently awarded the first Detour Gallery $5,000 student scholarship at the New York Academy of Arts in Tribeca.
Claire Rafferty says Chelsea Ladies’ desire to play possession football even when under pressure, coupled with an improved attacking threat, makes them a dangerous side.New signing Gemma Davison scored twice as the Blues opened their Women’s Super League campaign with an impressive 2-1 win over Notts County Ladies on Sunday.And England left-back Rafferty told West London Sport the eagerness to keep the ball and remain patient that was so evident is instilled in them by manager Emma Hayes and is also part of the club’s ethos.“We train like that every day so it’s not natural for us to go long even when we are under pressure,” she said.“Maybe sometimes we should go long a bit more to relieve the pressure, but that is not how Emma wants us to play. She wants us to play our way out and that is the mentality within the whole club.“Eni (Aluko) and Gemma are a real force, and Ji So-Yun as well, and we like to let them express themselves by keeping the ball. That allows them to wander and they can really do that and pose a threat.”Rafferty and her team-mates face another away game on Thursday, against Bristol Academy, and the defender said confidence would be high after beating a side they failed to beat in two meetings last season.“We are buzzing to get the first game out of the way,” Rafferty added.“We lost the league only on goal difference but did well to finish second and we have high expectations for this season. It was bit of relief to get the season off to that start we wanted.“It certainly points us in the right direction. Winning that first game felt really good.”You can read Claire Rafferty’s thoughts on the new season in her West London Sport column which will be a regular feature again this season.Chelsea Ladies play their first home FA Women’s Super League game of the season against Liverpool on Sunday 19 April at Wheatsheaf Park, Staines Town FC. Kick-off is at 2pm and tickets are currently available priced at £5 for adults and £3 for juniors/seniors.See also:Chelsea Ladies driven by near missRafferty like a new signing – HayesDavison scores two in Chelsea Ladies winChelsea Ladies proved grit – HayesChapman hails Chelsea Ladies signingsFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Share Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest By Todd HultmanDTN AnalystBack in early May 2017, “The Other Wheat Sneaks Higher,” was this column’s attempt to describe bullish changes happening in spring wheat prices. At the time, no one knew that drought would take prices from the low-$5s in early May to $7.78 a bushel by early July. In fact, moderate drought conditions had not even appeared yet on the U.S. Drought Monitor. (https://www.dtnpf.com/…) One of the early bullish clues talked about was how commercials responded to lower prices in early April by going net-long. By May 26, which is slightly more than one year ago, DTN’s cash index of spring wheat prices amped up the bullish argument when it closed at a new three-month high. The drought was still not considered serious, but the market was clearly showing bullish concerns. By the time extreme drought conditions began to show up in Montana and the Dakotas it was June 20, and prices were already at $6.15 a bushel. I mention this to point out how paying attention to the market’s own clues can be helpful, even before the reasons for a certain price behavior can be explained. Strangely enough, as we now look at DTN’s national index of cash spring wheat prices, we are once again starting to see bullish market clues emerge without a strong fundamental explanation. The most bullish clue was Friday’s ending price of $6.33 a bushel, the highest weekly close in nine months. Getting to Friday’s new high was a bit of a roller coaster as prices dove after USDA estimated 12.6 million acres (ma) of spring wheat plantings on March 31, a 15% increase on the year. Prices bounced back after winter weather disrupted planting in April and when the April 10 column, “Cold Puts the Spring Back in Wheat,” was released, it was not clear how planting would go in 2018. (https://www.dtnpf.com/…) Tuesday afternoon’s Crop Progress report from USDA is likely to show planting near 90% complete, near its five-year average. Even though spring wheat planting is mostly back on track, prices left behind a bullish outside weekly reversal in early April that still stands — a technical mark of support in the market. As it was a year ago, it is difficult to explain yet just why spring wheat prices are rising from a fundamental point of view, but we can see the September/December futures spread is showing a 5 1/2-cent premium in the December contract, which suggests bullish interest from commercial buying. We also know that the demand source is likely domestic, as export shipments of U.S. spring wheat are down 30% from a year ago. Another factor with bullish potential to keep an eye on is an area of moderate drought in the eastern Dakotas. It is not serious yet, but we have to note that the current drought is worse than conditions a year ago at this time. Dry conditions are also an early concern in Manitoba and southern Saskatchewan. We cannot say that just because spring wheat prices are showing bullish clues as they were last year, the U.S. crop is going to suffer another drought and produce an early summer rally of $2 or more. However, Friday’s new nine-month high deserves respect as it appears to be backed up by firm commercial demand. It is a little odd how prices appear to be repeating last year’s bullish breakout. Even though the fundamental reasons are not yet clear for spring wheat, the bullish potential is there. Todd Hultman can be reached at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @ToddHultman1(ES/BAS/SK)© Copyright 2018 DTN/The Progressive Farmer. All rights reserved.
Opera just announced that it plans to bring its mobile browser, Opera Mini, to the iPhone. The Norwegian company will give the press and its partners a sneak peek of the application during next week’s Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. Opera Mini on the iPhone will include all of Opera’s default features like Speed Dial, tabs and a password manager. Opera Mini for the iPhone will also feature Opera’s compression technology, which compresses text and images on Opera’s servers before they get sent to the phone. The question, however, is whether Apple will allow the application into the App Store. For now, this announcement is a great PR move by Opera. It certainly looks like Opera wants to put some pressure on Apple to allow the app – and maybe other browsers too – into the store. Opera Mini is already available on a large number of platforms, including Symbian and Android. The iPhone, however, has remained off-limits for any browser besides Apple’s own Safari. There are a few apps that use Safari’s rendering engine to create new browser experiences, but we haven’t seen any browsers that use alternative rendering engines on the iPhone yet. While Mozilla is moving forward with its mobile projects for Windows Mobile, Android and Maemo, there are no current plans to port Firefox to the iPhone yet. This will be an interesting test case. Opera, of course, can show any demo it wants to – but until the company submits the app to Apple, we won’t know how Apple will react. Or perhaps this is just a publicity stunt by Opera. 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Tags:#Browsers#news#web Related Posts frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…